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Nihon University : College of Law Library (法学部図書館)

General Information

College of Law Library
2-3-1 Misakicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8375 
Phone: +81-3-5275-8620
Email: (Please replace # with @)
9:00-22:00, Saturday 9:00-21:00
Sunday, National Holidays, 10/4, Entrance Exam, Instersessions


About the College of Law Library:

The College of Law Library was opened in 2004.  The library building is considered a landmark in Misakicho, the College of Law campus.  The library stores about 500,000 volumes and 3,000 periodical titles.  Every year, the library has acquired about 10,000 volumes. The library holds information materials related law as well as liberal arts materials.

Parent Institution

College of Law
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

About Nihon University College of Law:

Japan Law School (日本法律学校 Nihon hōritsu gakkō ), the predecessor of Nihon University College of Law and Nihon University itself, were founded on October 4, 1889 by Count Yamada Akiyoshi (山田顕義) and others. Yamada was a disciple of Yoshida Shoin (吉田松陰).  Yamada served as the Minister of Justice under the Meiji government.  In this position, he studied the legal systems of the U.S.A. and Europe and played an important role in developing Japan’s modern legal system. Yamada founded Nihon Horitsu Gakkō to fulfill a need for education of lawyers and to create a research facility studying legal principles rooted in Japanese history, culture, and traditions.

The College of Law has five Departments: Law, Political Science and Economics, Journalism, Business Law, and Public Policy and Affairs.

Related Link(s)

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size:
  • Books: 500,000 volumes
  • Periodicals: 3,000 titles
Focus: Law
Notable Collection(s): The description of prominent collections are available at the "貴重書・特別書コレクション" section.

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.

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How to Use the Facility

Using the Library

Reading and Photocopy only.

Service Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00-21:00
  • Saturday: 9:00-20:00

Prior to the Visit:

  • Please inquire the library (図書館事務課 Toshokan jimuka) for holding information and visiting date through your home institution library at:
Phone: +81-3-5275-8620
E-mail: (Please replace # with @)
  • Letter of Introduction (紹介状 Shōkaijō) from your home institution Please use the following form if the home institution does not have one:
    • Letter of Introduction (Word,  PDF)

Upon Arrival:

  • Please present Letter of Introduction and some form of photo ID at the reception counter (受付カウンター) on the first floor .
  • Please fill out the application form (利用申請書類 Riyō shinsei shorui) to obtain a one day pass (図書館利用者証 Toshokan riyōshashō).

Floor Maps: For the locations of library materials, please refer to  "フロアマップ."

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